Prosper, TX
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The self-proclaimed “Place Where Everyone Matters,” Prosper is a delightful balance between town and country, offering many residents large, wooded lots which are still relatively close to shopping and dining options. Originally established in March of 1902 by a merger of two smaller towns around a new St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad stop, Prosper was officially incorporated in 1914 with a population of 500 and has since grown to a small city of approximately 20,000.

Cost of Living

Due to its growing popularity, Prosper is a relative expensive city to call home. However, while the median home price is well above that of the national and state medians, the other costs of living in Prosper, such as groceries, health care, and transportation are more on par with national averages.


Located 22 miles east of Denton and only 13 west of McKinney, Prosper is centrally-located among the north suburbs of Dallas, allowing residents easy access to all that the north Metroplex area has to offer. The city is split by highway 289, allowing for commuting ease for those who work in Dallas. Nearby Denton offers a commuter rail line with service to downtown Dallas and transfer options to the DART system, as well as a few bus routes for getting around the Denton area. Prosper is just over 30 miles from both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.


Prosper is served by the highly-rated Prosper Independent School District, in which there are nine elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. In addition to a few private school options in the Prosper area and beyond, Collin College is located in nearby McKinney, there is a North Central Texas College campus in Corinth, and the Metroplex area overall is home to a wealth of higher education options.


With Lewisville Lake to the southwest, Lavon Lake to the southeast, and Lake Ray Roberts to the northeast, residents of Prosper are close to a multitude of outdoor recreation options. Local eateries such as the Cotton Gin Cafe, JC’s Burger House, and Ernesto’s Mexican Restaurant are great dining options. The parks and recreation department in Prosper hosts events such as an annual community picnic, a fish derby, and an assortment of cookouts throughout the year, as well as an array of youth sports leagues and programs. So whether you’re ready for a day out on the lake, a picnic in one of Prosper’s beautiful parks, or one of JC’s Burgers, Prosper is a sweet slice of small-town life in North Texas.


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